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Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

July 20th, 2021
Quad-Cities Cultural Venues Win $5.4 Million in New Federal Covid Relief

After a brutal and long past 16 months, many major cultural organizations and venues in the Quad-Cities have been awarded badly-needed federal Covid relief, through the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program of the Small Business Administration. As of July 19, $5.4 million has been approved in the region (out of $6.8 billion nationwide so far), including $2.3 million for the TaxSlayer Center, among the following grants: Figge Art Museum, Davenport — $368,499 Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, Davenport — $564,903 Putnam Museum & Science Center, Davenport — $163,843 Quad... Read More

Pop Art Explodes Into Davenport’s Figge Museum

July 1st, 2021
Pop Art Explodes Into Davenport's Figge Museum

Pop Art pioneers Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Andy Warhol, and more will truly pop at Figge Art Museum this summer with Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The newest exhibition to arrive at the Figge (225 W. St., Davenport) features more than 100 works that have never been seen in the Quad-Cities before. An exclusive members-only preview will open the powerhouse exhibition on Friday, June 25 with a special tour given by Jordan D. Schnitzer, who has collected the masterpieces in the show throughout his life.... Read More

Teen Reading Nights, Free Outdoor Concerts, And David Bowie In This Week’s QuadCities FUN10!

June 20th, 2021
Teen Reading Nights, Free Outdoor Concerts, And David Bowie In This Week's QuadCities FUN10!

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Powerful Modern Masterworks to Pop at Figge in Davenport This Summer

June 18th, 2021
Powerful Modern Masterworks to Pop at Figge in Davenport This Summer

Pop Art pioneers Roy Lichtenstein, Takashi Murakami, Andy Warhol, and more will truly pop at Figge Art Museum this summer with Pop Power from Warhol to Koons: Masterworks from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. The newest exhibition to arrive at the Figge (225 W. St., Davenport) features more than 100 works that have never been seen in the Quad-Cities before. An exclusive members-only preview will open the powerhouse exhibition on Friday, June 25 with a special tour given by Jordan D. Schnitzer, who has collected the masterpieces in the show throughout his life. The... Read More

Explore Outer Space, Get Shots And Giggles, Enjoy Ice Cream For A Good Cause And More In Your FUN10

June 13th, 2021
Explore Outer Space, Get Shots And Giggles, Enjoy Ice Cream For A Good Cause And More In Your FUN10

It’s Sunday, and QuadCities.com proudly presents Fun10, a list of the top 10 things to do in the Quad Cities this week, and every week! Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week. FUN10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local... Read More

Quad-Cities Museum Week Is Back With Special Discounts And Activities June 6 to 13

May 26th, 2021
Quad-Cities Museum Week Is Back With Special Discounts And Activities June 6 to 13

Visit Quad Cities and area museums have teamed up again for Quad Cities Museum Week. After taking a hiatus during the pandemic last June, the annual celebration is back again for its fifth year from June 6 to 13. For all the details, visit www.qcmuseumweek.com. Museums throughout the Q-C region will welcome visitors with activities, new exhibits, discounted admissions, tours, special programs, and more. “We’re back and ready for visitors. This year, 14 museums are participating in Quad Cities Museum Week as we celebrate science, art, history, and discovery,” says Charlotte Doehler-Morrison,... Read More

Looking For Some Live Music This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

May 13th, 2021
Looking For Some Live Music This Weekend? Check Out Our Weekend In 2 Minutes!

There’s lots of live music hitting the stages around the area this weekend, from the classic rock of Danger Zone to the acoustic stylings of Douglas and Tucker to classical to funk and more! Get a rundown of some of the live music hotspots and what’s going on there this weekend in your weekly podcast for local events, Weekend In 2 Minutes! Click here to listen…  Read More

New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

April 27th, 2021
New Exhibit Opening May 1 at Figge Showcases the Glories of Nature

During an era of social distancing, Quad Citizens have gotten outside to explore the region’s parks, hiking trails, and riverfronts — perhaps more than ever before. Now, the community can see the natural world through the painting and photography of Tom Uttech in the new exhibition “Origin,” opening at the Figge Art Museum Saturday, May 1. “It’s like we are bringing the outdoors in,” said Michelle Hargrave, executive director and CEO of the Figge. “Visitors are going to be immersed in Tom’s love for nature — in his appreciation for both the small wonders of the world, and the... Read More

For First Time, Davenport’s Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

April 26th, 2021
For First Time, Davenport's Figge Museum Puts Major Art Exhibit Online in Dazzling Tour

You have just 20 days left to see the blockbuster traveling exhibit, “For America: 200 Years of Painting from the National Academy of Design” at Davenport’s Figge Art Museum. But if you’re still not comfortable making the in-person visit, or you’re looking for more insight, information and invaluable activities beyond the exhibit itself, the Figge has another blockbuster for you online. With the Boston-based architectural design firm IKD, the museum built a “microsite” for “For America,” which is not only a virtual tour (where you can navigate through the art as if you’re there... Read More

Learn More About Figge Museum’s ‘For America’ Exhibit Tonight

April 22nd, 2021
Learn More About Figge Museum's 'For America' Exhibit Tonight

Get an in-depth look at the latest traveling exhibit at the Figge Museum tonight! You can attend a virtual talk at 6:30 p.m. by American artist Ann Gale, who is featured in the traveling exhibit “For America,” through May 16. Gale is known for her complex and expressive oil paintings of individuals. Gale earned her BFA from Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University. She is a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Washington, Seattle. Gale is an American figurative painter based in Seattle, Wash. Gale received her BFA from the Rhode Island College and her MFA from Yale University.... Read More